As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, Scholastic Canada is marking its 60th anniversary. What a pleasant surprise, then, to see that Scholastic Canada is the publisher of 25 of the 150 top-selling books written by Canadian authors in the last 10 years!
BookNet Canada created the list, which includes 35 titles by Robert Munsch (of which Scholastic Canada publishes 20!) as well as titles from Gordon Korman, Phoebe Gilman, Barbara Reid and Jeremy Tankard, and author Helaine Becker with illustrator Werner Zimmermann.
“In the same year that Canada turns 150, Scholastic Canada is celebrating our 60th year of bringing the very best in children’s books to teachers, families and children all acrossthe country,” said Nancy Pearson, President, Marketing & Publishing, Scholastic Canada. “We congratulate Robert Munsch on his huge popularity as well as our other authors and illustrators and thank them for helping us encourage all children to learn to love to read.”Dick Robinson, Scholastic Chief Executive Officer, added, “This is a remarkable accomplishment for our Scholastic Canada colleagues. They have grown the Robert Munsch franchise and the entire children’s publishing market through their work with schools and libraries as well as retail and online stores.”